01/21/2013 09:10 AMPosted by TechnovikingWhere is this world going if this aggressive, slimy, mass profit-centric mentality dominates the marketplace? this cannot be sustainable. Can others not see this???
Blizzard is not the company that it once represented. I have enjoyed all blizzard titles since inception. I am a 31 year old gamer that has played video games all my life spanning all the early pc/console cycles to current gen PC. Blizzard has sold out period. the day they decided to focus attention on cornering the market and mass profit mechanisms is when the decline commenced.tldr if you understood what they actually put into making d3 or any game for that matter you would understand why it takes so long bug fixes etc have to be tested as well as public test servers etc
Blizzard has sunken into the realm of corporate mentality profit driven ego centric elitists. The disconnect between Blizz upper management and their consumers has become ENORMOUS. Blizz simply spins issues in a light that seems logical and interesting and executes them completely different. From your awful WoW built in customer support system prerendering generic ticket responses, to your D3 CMs with their "damage control PR mode vanilla non fact revealing" responses on these forums--the lack of transparency is crippling.
You people decided to take the greedy road over the road of quality competant games. I saw a lot of this nonsense when activision got their hands in. Bobby Kotick is textbook for "mass profit mechanism snake oil salesman" style games. I understand you are in it for profit--but the line must be drawn somewhere. Less worry about shareholder quarterly statements and more on QUALITY game /franchise improvements would go a long way. Seek our feedback instead of the "ignore and redirect complete media blackout" campaign you love to use so often. Maybe then you can revive your diehard fans and re-gain the respectand admiration this community once had for the company!
**All the information that I listed is my own opinion. I do not want blizzard to fail, I WANT THEM TO SUCCEED! However, I feel that if drastic measures are not taken then blizzard's consumers will eventually see the disconnect/greed and simply stop buying their products.
01/21/2013 10:21 AMPosted by Aimlesshey they still make pc games most game makers moved on and just port consoles over. I give them credit.
In order to combat bots the game needs to be designed specifically with bots in mind. That means you can't have a currency like gold. Currency needs to stay item-based and have multiple levels of progression.
So then you really believe that Activision told Blizz to make sure that this game sucks lemons. So a game that sucks lemons would sell millions. I mean one that was designed to suck lemons. Also why did Blizz bother to fix this game?
That is because unlike most companies that would cut and run after they got a huge profits. Blizz is continually fixing and improving their games. That is their hallmark, because as Mike has said Blizz has never released a perfect game. Jay and IIRC even his crew agreed that Blizz is in it for the long haul.
you missed my points. I was referring to blizz as a whole entity--not d3 specific only. I am concerned with the direction they are heading as a company.
to sort of re-rail this thread...
I LIKE blizzard. I like their products. I enjoy playing D3, even in it's arguably lackluster state. What I take issue with is the clear shift of the company's priorities. It seems they rather focus on pay to win models, sub fees and microtransactions rather than inspiring to release original material like they used to. They lack any and all transparency. Their community interaction is abysmal. They are too far removed from their products. I question whether or not they even play the same games as us. They can still reclaim the glory of old and release fun, innovative products while making record profits!! It can work both ways. Blizz has to recognize this. Why don't they act??
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